A Women’s Guide to Buying Designer Jeans

Every woman should own a fabulous pair of designer jeans. Not just any pair. The perfect pair. The ones that make you look and feel amazing while exuding your personal style. But, many women find themselves too intimidated by steep prices and the plethora of choices and cuts to even attempt to buy a pair. Even a single bad experience with one designer’s fit can make going back for seconds seem unthinkable. The investment may also seem like too much, especially if you’re on a budget. Here is a quick guide to finding your ultimate designer jeans without all the aggravation.

First, you should decide on and stick to your budget. Although the most popular designer jeans generally fall into the $100 and up range, there is still likely one that will fit your particular resources if this seems like too much. Remember, we are talking about designer jeans here. Brands like True Religion, Seven, and Rock Revival to name a few. You can spend upwards of $300 on just one pair of certain exclusive brand names. It’s not simply the brand that you’re going to be buying either. True designer jeans are made with the best denim, use custom hardware, have unique stitching, are distressed by hand, and sometimes even hand sewn.

Once you have decided on your budget, think about what specific cut is most flattering for your body type. Today’s designer denim industry generally refers to their cuts as boot, skinny, straight, flare, wide, cropped and boyfriend. These all refer to the type of leg the jean will have. You will also find reference to low-rise, mid-rise and high-waist which describes the rise of the jean (the length from crotch to the top of the pant). The simplest way to familiarize yourself with the look of each of these cuts is to search the internet. You will be able to find detailed photos and descriptions of each and every one. This will also be a great help in acquainting yourself with some of the top name brands as well as their pricing.

Now, it’s time to shop! If you are lucky enough to have a boutique or other specialty store that carries designer denim brands in your area, then head on out and try some on. You should already have a list of the cuts and brands that strike your fancy from your earlier search on the Web. Nothing beats trying on the different styles in person to find the perfect fit. But, sometimes nothing beats the pricing you will find if you order online. So ultimately, if you can go out and try some jeans and find the ones you love, go back to your computer and search for the best price. Many boutique type sites and bigger luxury retailers will have special discounts and sales. You may even find free shipping.